Phantom Dancer 12 September – Final Episode ‘Radar Men From The Moon’

If the 5 September show is anything to go by, the 12 September Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll hear a ‘Night in Tunisia’ set, a set of live Latin rhythms by Prado Perez, Xavier Cugat and Enric Madreguera and Freddie Rich from 1932 radio with a band including Bob Effros, Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein, the Dorsey Brothers, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 11, the climactic end, of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.


Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #279

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 September 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands with Trumpet Band Leaders on One Night Stand, 1943-45
Theme + Blue Skies
Lee Castle Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Ice Terrace Room
Newark, New Jersey
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Aug 1944
Theme + Sunday
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
Oct 1943
Disorder At The Border + Theme + Memories of You + Begin The Beguine
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Ice Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jul 1945
Set 2
Latin Jazz on Live 1945 – 55 Radio
Theme + Oya Negra
Enric Madreguera and his Music of the Americas (voc) Eddy Gomez
’One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Jul 1945
Theme + Siboney
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Ramona Room
Hotel Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets + Close
Prado Perez
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
24 Jul 1953
Set 3
Stan Kenton 1950s Radio
Young Blood
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert in Miniature’
NBC Fort Sheridan Ill.
30 Sep 1952
Too Marvellous
Stan Kenton Quintet
’Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
Francesca + Artistry in Rhythm (theme)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert in Miniature’
Hampton Beach Casino
New Hampshire
WBZ NBC Boston
21 Jul 1953
Set 4
Count Basie 1954-56
Ingin’ The Ooh
Count Basie Nonet
Comm Rec
7 Sep 1954
You For Me
Count Basie Orchestra
Red Hill Inn
Pennsauken NY
1 Dec 1956
Count Basie Orchestra
’Treasury Bandstand’
American Legion Park
WLAN ABC Lancaster PA
2 Sep 1954
Set 5
Freddie Rich 1932
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Copenhagen
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
Bend Down Sister
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
Japanese Sandman
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
You Try Somebody Else + Close
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
Set 6
Harry James 1942-46
Ciribiribin (Theme) + You’re In Love With Someone Else
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Roof Garden
Hotel Astor
28 Aug 1942
Open + Joe Blow
Harry James Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
Theme + Save The American Way
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
’Treasury War Bond Show’
Radio Transcription NYC
Mar 1942
All Of Me
Harry James Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City CA
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Feb 1946
Set 7
Nawlins Jazz On The Air
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Theme) + Sensation Rag
Muggsy Spanier and group
’This Is Jazz’
22 Mar 1947
Eh Las Bas
Papa Celestin and his New Orleans Jazz Band (voc) Papa Celestin
’Dixieland Jamboree’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
Jazz Me Blues
Bob Crosby Bobcats
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
29 Apr 1940
Maryland, My Maryland
George Lewis and his New Orleans Ragtime Jazz Band
’Dixieland Jamboree’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
29 Apr 1951
Set 8
A Night In Tunisia
A Night In Tunisia
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
A Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Jun 1956
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker – Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
’Symphony Sid Show’
31 Mar 1945

Swing Dancers and Children Dancing

Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big semi-circle of onlookers at a location people normally rush through to catch their train.

At one point in the second set, I spied a group of six dressed in fine vintage fashion, hesitating outside the semi circle of onlookers.

When I called out to them that they might want to dance to the next song, Somebody Loves Me, it turned out they were swing dancers!

So I took some snaps as they took to the terrazzo to swirl and twirl to the band’s swinging authentic 1920s – 1930s swing.

After the gig, my agent, Tony Jex, from OzManagement, texted me this nice message from a person who was in the audience,

“Greg, thanks for the dedication of Avalon today. By the way, On The Sunny Side of the Street is my funeral song and always gets me teary. Thanks again,” Craig and Baby Steven.

In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.

And please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.

Greg Poppleton Show Photos Builders Club, Wollongong

Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 30s singer and band, returned to The Builders Club Wollongong, Sunday 16th April.

It was the second show on the band’s Easter Tour 2017, with a enthusiastic audience in The Basement at The Builders.

Greg often took a walk through the audience to sing to everyone personally, his booming 3-octave baritone filling the room without a microphone.

On stage: Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Damon Poppleton (soprano sax).

We’ll be back at the The Builders Sunday 25 June and Sunday 22 October.

Both shows are free. Music starts 2:30pm. Lights up at 5:30pm.

Meantime, we also love playing weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

For your wedding, corporate event and party, Request a quote.

The final Greg Poppleton on the Easter Tour 2017 will be the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 21 April. More Info and Tickets

Then, Wednesday April 26, dance to Greg Poppleton Swingin’ at the Speakeasy at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, City, 7-10pm. Free.

24 March Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton Band

Greg Poppleton and band opened the 24 March Gin Mill Social with plenty of rhythmic 1920s hotcha.

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer sang, with Paul Baker banjo and Jim Elliott on alto and bass saxophone.

Here’s a gallery of all the fun at Sydney’s premier 1920s night.

Get in early to book your tickets for the last Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 21 April, 6:45-11:30pm.

It will be the final show of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017: Penrith RSL 15 April 2pm = Builders Club Wollongong 16 April 2:30pm – Gin Mill Social, Slide Cabaret, Surry Hills 21 April 6:45pm

Greg Poppleton and band also play weddings, corporate events and parties. Contact us at the band website.

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

‘Sweet Sue’ Album Of The Week

Sweet Sue, the latest small group swing album by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, is ALBUM OF THE WEEK this week until Sunday 22 December on Sydney’s Fine Music FM radio 102.5 (2MBS).

Tune in during Breakfast to win the album. It’s now available on Bandcamp

Sweet Sue digital download album. Only $7, 15 tracks, at Bandcamp
Sweet Sue digital download album. Only $7, 15 tracks, at Bandcamp

Playing on ‘Sweet Sue’ are this fine group of world-touring vintage jazz specialists:
Paul Furniss (sop. alto, tenor saxes, clarinet)
Al Davey (trumpet / trombone)
Grahame Conlon (guitar)
Darcy Wright (double bass)
Mark Harris (double bass)
Lawrie Thompson (drums)
Greg Poppleton (vocals)

Sweet Sue is a digital download-only album now available for you on Bandcamp

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (swing quartet) live, with Greg Poppleton (voc) Paul Furniss (reeds) Grahame Conlon (guitar) Bob Gillespie (drums)